Palermo, Sunday 30 October 2016 – The Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo, H.E. Mons. Corrado Lorefice, celebrated a solemn mass to welcome Mons. Salvatore Grimaldi, Ecclesiastical Knight Commander of Grace of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George as he assumes his new post as parish priest of the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity La Magione.
The work of the Constantinian Knights dates to 1783 when H.M. Ferdinand II, King of the Two Sicilies, Grand Master of the Order, entrusted the Church to the care of the Order, creating the Commenda of La Magione, to whom he granted privileges and possessions.
Today, as in the past, the Knights continue to provide assistance to the needy of the parish: on this occasion the Delegation donated a portable electrocardiograph and provided for periodic cardiologic examinations thanks to the collaboration of the Knights and Dames of the Order who are physicians.
Attending the event were the Vicar Delegate of Switzerland, Baroness Maria Hélèna di Giacomo di Giampaolo, T.R.H. Prince and Princess Guillame of Luxemburg and their children, H.R.H. Princess Miriam di Tirnovo and her children.